Modern Family's Julie Bowen Advocates for Lorena Gonzalez’s Diaper Tax Relief Bill

Friday, March 22, 2019

Assembly Bill 66 would make the childcare necessity tax-free

SACRAMENTO – (Thurs., March 21, 2019) -- Today in the state Capitol, Modern Family star Julie Bowen met with California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to discuss Gonzalez’s Assembly Bill 66, which would make children’s diapers exempt from the California sales tax.

Julie Bowen is a Board Member for AB 66 supporters Baby2Baby, a non-profit that provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing and all the basic essentials that every child deserves. On Thursday following the meeting with Assemblywoman Gonzalez, Bowen and Baby2Baby Co-President Norah Weinstein visited the offices of key lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom to advocate for AB 66.

Diapers are a basic health necessity for all children. Eight states have already exempted children’s diapers from those states’ sales tax: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Repealing California’s state sales tax on diapers would save families about $100 a year – or, the cost of a monthly supply of diapers.

In the last 7 years, Baby2Baby has distributed over 50 million items, including 29 million diapers, to children in homeless and domestic violence shelters, foster care programs, hospitals and underserved schools as well as partner agencies serving families across the country who have lost everything in the wake of devastating natural disasters and emergency situations.

For questions on AB 66 or today’s media availability, please contact Sami Gallegos 209-658-7617.